So, yesterday was the first day of my walking experiment. I have decided instead of riding my bike to work, which only takes me about 10 minutes each way, to walk to work. It takes me 27 minutes to walk to work and if I did that both ways, that’s 54 minutes of exercise! AND, if I add another 40 minutes during my lunch at work, that’s a ton of walking.
So, it didn’t hurt that it was 65 and sunny when I left for work yesterday. I wore my Polar Heart rate monitor to calculate the calories burned…
Then at lunch I walked around the neighborhood and when I get back this is what my watch said:
Then, I walked home from work, picked up my daughter from her after school program which added an additional 15 minutes, so I walked 45 minutes after work.
I took my watch off at 9:30 last night, so by the end of the day, after wearing my heart rate monitor for 13.5 hours, this was my final number of the day.
So, I walked a total of 112 minutes yesterday. And the best part is it didn’t really seem to take that much time out of my day. I left a little earlier to get to work and I got home a little bit later, but it was awesome!
I live and work in Oak Park, IL. People come from all over the world to see the Frank Lloyd Wright (famous architect) house/walking tour. And it’s literally blocks away from my office, so I’ll share some of the houses during my walk yesterday:
So, all in all, it was a great day. And who wouldn’t enjoy going for a walk looking at beautiful houses!!
My game plan is to try this for 2 weeks and see if I lose any inches and pounds! Of course, I also have to keep track of what I eat too!
What is your favorite form of exercise if you could do anything you wanted??